YT Ambassadors 2017

Ambassadors 2016

 

Niwa Dwitama (Indonesia)

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Niwa Niwa was an NGO activist who now works as a diplomat for the Indonesian government—Aspiring to make little difference from within the system. What consistently remains is his interest in youth leadership and diplomacy, project management, policy advocacy and facilitating international trainings. He graduated as a valedictorian from University of Indonesia, minoring in International Relations and subsequently the best graduate of Diplomatic Academy batch 39 in Indonesian Diplomatic Corps. As a co-founder of an Indonesian youth NGO (since 2009), Niwa has successfully won project grants and led several community projects funded by, among others: Microsoft, Person Foundation, UN Habitat, Indonesian governments and Council of Europe. Supporting the successful convening of Youth Time Global Forum 2016 in Jakarta, the first time in Southeast Asia, Niwa looks forward to forge his contribution with Youth Time community at the regional and global level.

 

Marija Vilimonovic (Serbia)

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Vilimonovic Marija is currently writing a Magister’s thesis in English literature at University of Pisa, Italy. She graduated from the Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, Serbia. Marija speaks five languages, has been a volunteer for several organizations, participated in various international conferences and she works in the field of journalism, translation and education. A passion for theater dates back from her adolescent period and remains one of her greatest interest. Beside that her interest lies in writing, painting, photography, psychology and traveling.

 

Grégory Julien (France)

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Jullien Grégory is an expert in the field of international affairs. Graduated in history of international relations and cultural exchanges. Also graduated in management. Was a consultant in international project management for international NGO and institutions. Attended multiple Youth Time events since 2010, feels glad to share his experience with other ambassadors and the participants.

 

Qëndrim Behluli (Kosovo)

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Behluli Law student, with specialisation international law. Since childhood interested in human rights and international relations. Wishes to be active in social life in his surroundings. Got involved in different organizations such as "Ligo Lex Legis" where he currently is a member of the parliament in this organization. Qëndrim's work is focused in youth rights, international relations and awareness of the mass. His main ambition is that one day he will become the main factor in creating good international relations for his country.

 

 

Jonathan Fritzler (USA)

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Fritzler 2nd year ambassador. After a nearly fatal accident Jonathan Fritzler experienced a profound Awakening. During his recovery, he began receiving visions of his future path. It was his call to a higher purpose. It was a call to serve the world. Now Jonathan is on a mission to impact the world through innovative approaches toward education, business, sustainability, and strategy. He is the author of the book “Hack Your Education”. While studying business at the University of Hawaii he used his school research build a million dollar recording studio in Honolulu. Now his organization EducationEnergy.net has helped mentor thousands of students Hack their Education and use their projects as tools for their future. Fritzler has given a TED Talk called “The Education Energy Movement”.

 

About YT Experts

 

Youth Time Experts Guild

The Experts Guild offers a team of specialists who are appointed by the President of Youth Time, for the purpose of answering specific questions of young people concerning their talent development and self-realization. This group of professionals that vary in age, country of origin and professional background, are to be considered masters in their field of expertise. The experts have proven themselves in previous Youth Time events to be experienced in training young people. Not only do they give interviews at the YT website, but they will also offer live stream webinars, as well as they will answer questions of YT members that are seeking their support.

Benefits Expert

  • They can be part of YT events
  • All questions of YT members are collected and selected by YT
  • Have access to research performed by YT
  • YT can offer assistance in research specialists would like to perform
  • Experts can share their events in our network
  • Can provide them with contact of other experts, or have access to YT database
  • Offer our platforms: YT website and magazine


Responsibilities Expert

  • Have to be experts for YT online and magazine
  • Offer services voluntarily
  • Offer at least one webinar
  • Have to follow our values, our mission
  • Have to be answering questions from YT members
  • Have to offer one-month notice, before ending responsibilities

Application for Experts

  • Add CV (language, hobbies, places of work and education, wherefrom, residence)
  • Describe direction of expertise
  • Add publications (in media) / or scientific work
  • Share special status or awards
  • Certificates (for people to look into, to acknowledge their expertise)
  • Short motivation letter (max 200 words)
  • Answer the question: ‘What is in your opinion the biggest challenge for youth nowadays?’

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YT Team

Julia Kinash

Founder & President of Youth Time International Movement
Editor-in-chief of Youth Time Magazine

Julia Kinash In 2010, Youth Time Move­ment was estab­lished and Youth Time Mag­a­zine went to print. Julia grad­u­ated from Moscow State Human­i­tar­ian Uni­ver­sity major­ing in Man­age­ment. She is cur­rently doing a PhD in Con­flict Man­age­ment. The theme of her PhD work is “Role of Media in Polit­i­cal Con­flicts”. Since that time Julia has been respon­si­ble for the gen­eral man­age­ment of them both.

 

Petra Matijaković

Co-founder of Youth Time International Movement

petra matijakovic Сur­rently pur­su­ing bach­e­lor degree in Econ­omy and Entre­pre­neur­ship. Spheres of inter­est: Social entre­pre­neur­ship, Inter­cul­tural com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Mar­ket­ing, Development.

 

Ondřej Kafka

Co-founder of Youth Time International Movement

ondrej kafka Ondřej was born in 1984 in Tře­bíč, Czech Repub­lic. In 2009 grad­u­ated Charles Uni­ver­sity, Prague with a Law Major. In 2011 Ondřej became a doc­tor of law (JUDr.). Since 2012 he has been work­ing as an attor­ney in Prague.

 

Anton Golikov

Chief of Financial Office, Deputy of YT President

anton golikov Anton grad­u­ated from the Czech Uni­ver­sity of Life Sci­ences in Prague with a major in Eco­nom­ics and Man­age­ment. At Youth Time, Anton is chief of finan­cial office, which implies that he is respon­si­ble for any finan­cial trans­ac­tions and he is the one to con­sult when­ever finan­cial issues arise within the orga­ni­za­tion. Respon­si­ble and organized.

 

Rens Saat

Project Manager

rens saat Rens has grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Ams­ter­dam and holds mas­ter titles in Cul­tural Anthro­pol­ogy and Polit­i­cal Sci­ence. As inter­na­tional project man­ager he is respon­si­ble for the sci­en­tific con­tent as well as the method­ol­ogy of the pro­grams. As such he oper­ates as main con­tact with speak­ers, experts, train­ers and sci­en­tists that are involved with the events orga­nized by Youth Time.

 

Gleb Tagirov

Graphic Designer

gleb tagirov Gleb has 5 years of expe­ri­ence as Graphic Designer and Illus­tra­tor, both in hand and com­puter illus­tra­tions. He is an expert in Adobe Cre­ative Suite , cre­ative ideas, sketches, info­graph­ics, unique con­cepts and presentations.

 

Martina Advaney

Graphic Designer

martina advaney Mar­tina is a qual­i­fied designer with spe­cial­iza­tion in pro­mo­tional arts and adver­tis­ing graph­ics. She has a rich expe­ri­ence of 11 years in the field which includes a good inter­na­tional expo­sure. She’s an expert in Adobe cre­ative suite, info­graph­ics, col­lages, pre­sen­ta­tions, cor­po­rate iden­tity and photography.

 

Gul­reez Amirzada

Project Manager

gulreez amirzada Gul­reez has an aca­d­e­mic back­ground in glob­al­iza­tion and devel­op­ment eco­nom­ics. His work expe­ri­ence includes dis­as­ter man­age­ment and as a human­i­tar­ian aid worker for the United Nations and dif­fer­ent NGOs. He also has expe­ri­ence as a busi­ness devel­op­ment and com­mu­ni­ca­tions liai­son in the cor­po­rate sec­tor. Presently, as a Project Man­ager at Youth Time Inter­na­tional, he is respon­si­ble for com­mu­ni­ca­tions and devel­op­ing rela­tions with exist­ing and new part­ners and spon­sor organizations.

YT Ambassadors 2015

Evgenia Samodelkova (Russia)

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evgenia samodelkova Evgeniya grad­u­ated from Moscow State Uni­ver­sity, MA in Philol­ogy, Russ­ian lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture. She works in French engi­neer­ing com­pany as a head of HR depart­ment. Cor­re­spon­dent in Youth Time mag­a­zine since 2012. Free­lance jour­nal­ist and blog­ger. Mem­ber of Friend’s Club of Gor­chakov Fund of Pub­lic Diplo­macy in Moscow. Inter­ests – pho­tog­ra­phy, writ­ing, shiv­ananda yoga and tae-​bo, psy­chol­ogy, Balkan culture.

 

Maria Semenova (Russia)

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maria semenova Maria is a musi­cian, leader of music band “Maria Majazz”. Grad­u­ated from St.Petersburg State Uni­ver­sity of eco­nom­ics and finance, stud­ied at Fach­hochschule fuer Wirtschaft in Berlin, worked in the PR Depart­ment of JSC VTB Bank for 5 years, but later made her final choice in favour of music and inter­na­tional youth and social affairs. Maria’s inter­est lies within such spheres as jazz music, travel, for­eign cul­tures and lan­guages. At the same time Maria cur­rently works as a pro­fes­sor assis­tant and teacher of eco­nom­ics in St.Petersburg State Uni­ver­sity of tech­nol­ogy and design.

 

Omnia Elkhayat (Egypt)

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omnia elkhayat Omnia is a jour­nal­ist and Nov­el­ist. Her first novel was nom­i­nated to the Inter­na­tional Prize for Ara­bic Fic­tion and sold in many coun­tries like Egypt, Emi­rates, Ger­many and Tunisia. Grad­u­ated from the Fac­ulty of Mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Cairo Uni­ver­sity, Jour­nal­ism depart­ment. She pre­pared stud­ies in jour­nal­ism and has a diploma in trans­la­tion from the Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity in Cairo. Omnia worked in many Egypt­ian and inter­na­tional media sta­tions and cur­rently she’s a radio reporter in Radio SAWA. She con­tributed the polit­i­cal and social changes in Egypt since 2011 till now.

 

Baptiste Amieux (France)

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baptiste amieux Bap­tiste is a young pro­fes­sional for the UN Coun­try Team in Tunis, Tunisia. Grad­u­ated with a Mas­ter in Inter­na­tional Rela­tions from the Catholic Uni­ver­sity of Lille, he gets a first UN expe­ri­ence as a trainee in Kosovo, and then at the UN in Laos. He mod­er­ated the last Youth Medit­er­anean Forum (Mona­s­tir). Par­tic­i­pat­ing to RYF 2013, mod­er­at­ing RYF 2014, and New Par­a­digm for Edu­ca­tion 2013. Pas­sion­ate about sports, his­tory and lan­guages, He ded­i­cates his life goals to enhance youth rep­re­sen­ta­tive power and par­tic­i­pa­tory role in the soci­ety, includ­ing at the deci­sions mak­ing level.

 

Rakesh Biswas (India)

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Rakesh Biswas Rakesh is an Indian entre­pre­neur. Founder and Chair­man of Inter­na­tional Youth Soci­ety of Eco friendly and Renew­able Tech­nol­ogy. He is the Recip­i­ent of Sam Global Youth Award 2014 and the Recip­i­ent of Best Sug­gested Project Award ( Social and Qual­ity Improve­ments in India) at Rhodes Youth Forum 2012. He had Chaired many national and Inter­na­tional con­fer­ences on renew­able tech­nol­ogy and envi­ron­men­tal affairs in Greece, Pak­istan, Bangladesh, Athens, Rhodes, Cri­o­tia, Italy, France, Rus­sia, Eng­land, USA, Nepal. He is cur­rently work­ing on many research projects related to Renew­able tech­nol­ogy, Waste man­age­ment, Social and Polit­i­cal Affairs, Biotech­nol­ogy, Youth affairs. He diliv­ers his famous talk on tedx Mum­bai “Trans­for­ma­tion of Youth Ideas into technology”.

 

Taulant Hoxha (Kosovo)

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taulant hoxha Taulant was Born and raised in Prizren — Kosovo, CEO & Founder of Even­tor HUB. Social activist eager to con­tribute in every pos­si­ble ini­tia­tive that has to do with the improve­ment of youth sec­tor. Spe­cial inter­ests on social entre­pre­neur­ship, Life-​Long learn­ing processes, non-​profits, envi­ron­men­tal activism. Pas­sion­ate moun­taineer and photographer.

 

Themistoklis Papadimopoulos (Greece)

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Themistoklis Papadimopoulos Themis stud­ied in Uni­ver­sity of Aegean and Uni­ver­sity of Piraeus in Greece, attended sem­i­nars from George­town Uni­ver­sity and Baruch Col­lege in the US, and after his MBA he started lessons about Art in Uni­ver­sity of Athens. His inter­ests are phi­los­o­phy, dance, travel and pol­i­tics. He works since 2007 in tourism indus­try as a mar­ket­ing and busi­ness con­sul­tant and he also is a proud fol­lower of Youth Time Move­ment since the moment of its founding.

 

Tigran Shadunts (Armenia)

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tigran shadunts Through his life Tigran received sev­eral uni­ver­sity degrees on diplo­macy and inter­na­tional rela­tions, has been a vol­un­teer for sev­eral orga­ni­za­tions and par­tic­i­pated in var­i­ous inter­na­tional projects. He is a founder of “Serund Pan-​Armenian Youth Cen­ter”. He orga­nizes projects related to edu­ca­tion, sci­ence, human rights, gen­der issues, cul­tural and inter­cul­tural issues, envi­ron­ment, youth activ­ity and etc. In 2014 he ini­ti­ated “OSCE 4 You(th) — You(th) 4 OSCE”-the aim of the ini­tia­tive was to give an oppor­tu­nity to youth orga­ni­za­tions to learn about OSCE activ­i­ties and main objec­tives. In 2014 he became the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of UN (New York head­quar­ters) Global Part­ner­ship for Youth Net­work in Arme­nia and estab­lished Armen­ian network.

 

Božidar Rados (Croatia)

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bozidar rados Boži­dar is Mar­ket­ing Assis­tant in Ernst & Young, based in Zagreb, Croa­tia. He holds a Master’s degree in Pub­lic rela­tions. Dur­ing his stud­ies, he worked as a teach­ing assis­tant at uni­ver­sity on the sub­jects of Pub­lic Rela­tions and Polit­i­cal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Boži­dar is a fre­quent speaker and facil­i­ta­tor at numer­ous inter­na­tional con­fer­ences and for two years he was a Croa­t­ian rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the Youth Coun­cil of the United Nations.

 

Hassan Rassmy (USA)

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hassan rassmy Has­san is cur­rently an under­grad­u­ate stu­dent from South­ern Cal­i­for­nia pur­su­ing a degree in polit­i­cal sci­ence and inter­na­tional stud­ies with a minor in con­flict res­o­lu­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Irvine. He was an Amer­i­can fel­low dur­ing the 2011 Ben­jamin Franklin Transat­lantic Fel­lows Insti­tute, and was involved in Model United Nations and Mock Trial — expe­ri­ences which opened his eyes to the world. Ever since, and over the course of his stud­ies, he par­tic­i­pated with the Reach­ing Zero Con­fer­ence at Yale Uni­ver­sity, was a men­tor with the Global-​In Fel­low­ship in Berlin, and par­tic­i­pated with many other projects both in the US and abroad. Has­san has trav­eled exten­sively study­ing con­flict regions in Europe, the Cau­cuses, and the Mid­dle East. In the States, he is pas­sion­ate about access-​to-​education advo­cacy in his home state of Cal­i­for­nia, and has lob­bied in Sacra­mento mul­ti­ple times. Has­san is an adven­tur­ist, Eagle Scout, and enjoys camp­ing, hik­ing, and Thai food.

 

Adi Kolasevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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adi kolasevic Mr. Kola­se­vic has more than 10 years of expe­ri­ence in civil soci­ety sec­tor and over 5 years of expe­ri­ence in capac­ity devel­op­ment of youth and sport CSO’s in devel­op­ing coun­tries. MSci in Sport and Youth­worker with exten­sice expe­ri­ence in areas of edu­ca­tion and non for­mal edu­ca­tion. A pas­sion­ate run­ner and pho­tog­ra­pher inter­ested in nature and dif­fer­ent cul­tures try­ing to con­nect it all in every day life. Extro­vert per­son­al­ity makes him social ani­mal always ready to meet new people.

 

 

YT Ambassadors 2016

Ambassadors 2015

 

Sara Neupane (Nepal)

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sara neupane Sara is cur­rently work­ing as a Project Coor­di­na­tor in the Infor­mal Sec­tor Ser­vice Cen­tre (INSEC), a promi­nent national level NGO of Nepal that pro­motes human rights and social jus­tice. She has 10 years of expe­ri­ence in the devel­op­ment sec­tor and has worked in the United Nations Mis­sion in Nepal (UNMIN), UN Women and the Munic­i­pal Asso­ci­a­tion of Nepal (MuAN). She was awarded in the Rhodes Youth Forum 2013 for her project ‘Girl Friendly School San­i­ta­tion Improve­ment Project in Far West­ern Nepal’. Sara holds a Master’s Degree in Devel­op­ment Stud­ies from Kath­mandu Uni­ver­sity, Nepal and is a recip­i­ent of Nepal Vid­hyab­hushan Award ‘B’ con­ferred by the Pres­i­dent of Nepal. Her areas of exper­tise and inter­est include human rights, gen­der, pub­lic pol­icy and project management. 

 

Thomas Wanker (Austria, Italy)

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thomas wanker Thomas is the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of an Inter­na­tional Orga­ni­za­tion based in Vienna that pro­motes, facil­i­tates and sup­ports eco­nomic and polit­i­cal rela­tions between Europe and Cen­tral Asia. Fur­ther, He is work­ing as legal coun­sel and pro­vides impulses for poten­tial busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties and con­sults entre­pre­neurs in order to ensure the secu­rity of their inter­na­tional busi­ness. Over the last five years Thomas has gained sound expe­ri­ence in project man­age­ment and facil­i­ta­tion of inter­na­tional pro­grams. In Italy and Ger­many he was work­ing to improve the mar­ket posi­tion of dif­fer­ent organizations.

 

Daria Laposhina (Russia)

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daria laposhina Daria grad­u­ated from Moscow State Uni­ver­sity as a Pub­lic Rela­tions spe­cial­ist. The desire to develop a deeper under­stand­ing of human behav­ior and to use the gained knowl­edge in PR-​work led her to pur­sue a PhD in the field of social phi­los­o­phy. Her PhD the­sis focuses on elec­tronic cul­ture and its impact on how mod­ern peo­ple think, inter­act and make deci­sions. As one of the results of this work was an idea to use Dig­i­tal Game-​Based Learn­ing (DGBL) to enhance the effec­tive­ness of edu­ca­tional process. In 2013 she became a co-​founder of ”Game ON! Plat­form” project, which is aimed at achiev­ing wider adop­tion of DGBL by Russ­ian uni­ver­si­ties. Daria is pas­sion­ate about trav­el­ing, explor­ing new places, adven­tures, nature, meet­ing new peo­ple. Involved in Youth Time activ­i­ties since 2011.

 

Fatima Joda (Sudan)

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Fatima Osman Fatima is a young social and envi­ron­men­tal activist; among her causes are edu­ca­tion, pos­i­tive change, devel­op­ment, and women em-​powerment. She is an Event Coor­di­na­tor for a local cam­paign AnaLan (the Ara­bic for I Will Not), a social move­ment tak­ing a stand against Female Gen­i­tal Muti­la­tion (FGM) in Sudan. In 2015, Fatima rep­re­sented Sudanese Women Lead­ers in SUSI – US Depart­ment of State and Equal­ity and Women’s Rights Con­fer­ence in Il-​menau, Ger­many. She is an active vol­un­teer with UNV, Food Bank, Gen­er­a­tions for Peace and teaches Eng­lish to under­priv­i­leged chil­dren who dropped out of school. More­over, she is a free­lance graphic designer and painter, cur­rently prepar-​ing for her own visual art exhi­bi­tion. Her inter­ests include pol­i­tics, travel, hik­ing and skydiving.

 

Dushko Bojoski (Germany, Macedonia)

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Dusko Bojoski With diverse pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ence in few promi­nent com­pa­nies in Ger­many and Mace­do­nia, at the moment he is work­ing as a Pro­duc­tion Man­ager at one of the lead­ing train­ing and con­sult­ing insti­tutes in the Mid­dle East, ded­i­cat­ing his time and energy to the skills devel­op­ment and knowl­edge capac­ity improve­ment of thou­sands of peo­ple on yearly basis. In addi­tion to his work duties, he is also becom­ing active in the entre­pre­neur­ship scene and is a fre­quent del­e­gate of numer­ous notable forums, con­fer­ences and schools world­wide, focus­ing on socioe­co­nom­ics, edu­ca­tion, busi­ness and politics. Lived on two con­ti­nents and pas­sion­ate about meet­ing excit­ing peo­ple and dis­cov­er­ing new cul­tures. You can find trav­el­ling, sports, music, chess, moon­light strolls on the beach and other ‘out­side of the com­fort zone’ adven­ture activ­i­ties on his free time menu.

 

Jonathan Fritzler (USA)

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Jonathan Fritzler After a nearly fatal accident Jonathan Fritzler experienced a profound Awakening. During his recovery, he began receiving visions of his future path. It was his call to a higher purpose. It was a call to serve the world. Now Jonathan is on a mission to impact the world through innovative approaches toward education, business, sustainability, and strategy. He is the author of the book “Hack Your Education”. While studying business at the University of Hawaii he used his school research build a million dollar recording studio in Honolulu. Now his organization EducationEnergy.net has helped mentor thousands of students Hack their Education and use their projects as tools for their future. Fritzler has given a TED Talk called “The Education Energy Movement”.

17 – 19 Octo­ber 2014 the most dili­gent Youth Time (YT) activists nom­i­nated by the YT Pres­i­dent to be an exclu­sive rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the move­ment in their region gath­ered together in Bor­deaux (France) to take part in the first Youth Time Ambas­sador Meet­ing. The main goal of the event was to dis­cuss how YT changed since the moment it was founded and elab­o­rate the plans of the fur­ther devel­op­ment of the movement.

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